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"The solution is very scalable. It just depends on the number of licenses an organization has. The enterprise management console is related to the number of clients, and the client interface itself is free to download.""I think the solution is highly scalable.""The most valuable feature is that it's easy to deploy. Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting are very easy.""The configuration is the most valuable feature.""It is very easy and useful. A normal user with basic information can easily connect to any environment.""From an application perspective, this solution is stable.""The solution's most valuable feature is its integration capabilities. The processing is fast and the reporting is also very good.""The initial setup of this solution is easy."

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"The initial setup is very straightforward.""It's very stable. Sometimes after installing the boxes, we leave them for one or two years. We would just touch the box in the case of the customer needing new requirements or changes to the setup.""The features I find most valuable is WildFire, user integration, and the basic technology features.""The most valuable feature is the zero-trust part of this solution.""The most valuable feature is the ability to join your network and provide access through the VPN.""It's great that we can make sure a machine meets the minimum requirements before users are allowed to log in.""The users can securely access any cloud data centers or cloud platforms. In terms of the features, it has all the features that Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall has. It is also very stable and scalable.""The scalability of the solution is excellent."

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"Initially, the support was very poor. It is getting better, but they should continue to improve this.""I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly.""The price could also use improvement.""The pricing could use improvement.""Technical support is awful. Their online response time is not prompt. They should not respond after four or five days. Their support guys are not competent enough. Small issues are taking time.""The memory check needs to be improved, giving better visibility into the run-time memory.""The pricing of the solution should be less expensive.""FortiClient is not communicating with the new version of the firewall."

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"Dependencies of applications sometimes is a bit confusing.""Their next release should provide solutions for the mobile environment.""I would like to see better pricing and an easier logging process. Also, if there was a way to log a global log, everything could go onto the system. It would be better if there was a third log, otherwise one would have to do everything manually.""The cloud setup is straightforward, and the onboarding process is much better, but the on-premises initial setup is slightly complex.""Better integration with the MDM solution would be useful.""The solution needs to be more compatible with other solutions. This is specifically a problem for us when it comes to healthcare applications. They have proprietary connection types and things of that nature that make compatibility a challenge sometimes.""When it comes to the VPN, it uses the global protect VPN functionality to connect remotely, but it has a feature limitation for assigning multiple IP sub-links to different user groups. It would be much better if we are able to assign the current IP blocks for the sub-links based on the user groups.""There is some particular traffic that the security team wants to filter out and apply their own policies and they cannot."

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"An annual license costs about 1.5 to 3,000 US dollars. There are no additional costs.""The price is okay and competitive.""Fortinet requires you to buy a lot of product in order for you to have proper protection.""FortiClient is quite reasonably priced.""The pricing is reasonable.""The pricing is good because you get and end-to-end security solution in one package price.""The cost per port is very less as compared to the other technologies.""We are using the free version of this product."

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"The licensing cost is about 18,000 euros.""This is not an expensive product and everything is included with one license.""Prisma Access is a little bit expensive.""The solution requires a license and the technical support has extra costs. The licensing model could improve.""The price has been good for the ROI during these difficult times for the cruise industry. There are no hidden costs; what the product offers is what you get."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: This solution makes it easier to work from home.
Top Answer: The pricing is good and licensing is paid on a yearly basis. Licensing for FortiClient is included with the VPN and the FortiGate firewall. If we pay for the yearly package that includes the FortiGate… more »
Top Answer: I am troubleshooting some errors that I have had with the VPN and they are difficult to resolve. In the next release, I would like to see an additional layer of security added.
Top Answer: There are plenty of features this solution provides and the most valuable would be the complete security protection we are receiving. We are provided with similar security that the Palo Alto AWS… more »
Top Answer: The solution requires a license and the technical support has extra costs. The licensing model could improve.
Top Answer: There can be some latency issues with the solution that should be improved.
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Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Prisma Access, GlobalProtect, Palo Alto GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager
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Overview

Securing your endpoints against sophisticated threats on a myriad of devices can be very challenging:

  • Managing separate endpoint features is complex and time-consuming.
  • Disparate security products don't share intelligence, resulting in slow threat response.
  • Lack of InfoSec expertise to effectively administer endpoint security can let threats slip through your defenses.

Prisma Access provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need – and delivers it everywhere you need it.

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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Concord Hospital, State of Colorado, Essilor International, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, University of Westminster, Universidade Nove de Julho, SPAR Austria, CAME Group, ZipRealty, Greenhill & Co., IKT Agder, Aviva Stadium, Animal Logic, Management & Training Corporation, Brigham Young University Hawaii, School District of Chilliwack
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Consumer Goods Company18%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise44%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiClient vs. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 25 reviews while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 10 reviews. Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.0, while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks writes "Can be used to manage the whole edge infrastructure in one place and also dramatically reduces administrative overhead". Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with Fortinet FortiEDR, OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and McAfee Endpoint Security, whereas Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Zscaler SASE, OpenVPN Access Server and Netskope Next Gen Secure Web Gateway. See our Fortinet FortiClient vs. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks report.

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